LIVE GAME BLOG: USA vs Slovakia

LIVE GAME BLOG: USA vs Slovakia

Finish of Sport: USA 9 – SVK 3

All-in-all it is precisely what Group USA wanted. A lot of scoring and a victory that did not come all the way down to the wire. They now head to the quarterfinals with momentum and confidence. We’ll be again later with a full recap, movies and extra.

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Extensive open internet however Slovakia cannot end as their energy play begins. Remaining minute of play within the recreation.

Now Jones is named for cross checking, 4-on-4 for 1 minute, then 1 minute of energy play coming for Slovakia

USA 9 – SVK 3

3:16 – GOAL! Galchenyuk with the blast that beats Romanick to the close to publish glove aspect. Nice feed from Jones on the level. With these gamers on the ice and a lot area it was a matter of time solely.

3:47 – Dano slashes Murphy and the U.S. has a 4-on-3 PP. It is Murphy, Galchenyuk, Jones and Kuraly

4:20 – Matis known as for an apparent hit to the top. He’s known as for roughing however will get a ten minute misconduct and is shipped off. 4-on-4 hockey for 1 minute.

4:55 – Trouba known as for tripping. Again on the PK

6:30 – Neither workforce is underneath a way of urgency with the outcome virtually sure

8:43: Slashing penalty approaching Dano. The Slovakian main scorer has been within the penalty field 3 times to this point.

USA 8 – SVK 3

10:39 – GOAL – Slovakia breaks into the U.S. zone and sends a go to the entrance of the web. The defenseman had his man tied up however the puck bounced off of a physique and dropped straight down simply exterior the paint for Matis to pop the puck over a sprawled Gibson

11:55 – Bardreau skates off shaken up after taking a post-whistle shot. No penalty known as.

Galchenyuk has an help, however hasn’t scored for the reason that first recreation. He is on the hunt on the facility play however cannot discover area or the chance to shoot. Energy play ends

Energy play hasn’t had a shot but

15:07 – Kolena mixes it up once more and is named for charging on Trochek. He took a run on the American and put his workforce down once more.

Energy play ends. Not a variety of exercise, the U.S. is not urgent as arduous with the 6 aim lead.

Three energy play objectives to this point for Group USA right this moment.

19:01 – Tripping name towards Bagin. Again to the facility play for Group USA

20:00 – We’re underway. Groups at even power.

Group USA holds a 30-21 shot benefit after two intervals. Extra importantly it has dominated the sport prefer it wanted to. A 6-goal benefit may simply be extra and so they’ve unfold the offense round to individuals who had, earlier than right this moment, not scored.

Kolena takes a run at Bardreau on the finish of the interval. Some frustration for Slovakia. Be again in a bit!

Finish of 2nd Interval: USA 8 – SVK 2

Vesey with a breakaway that’s saved by Romancik!

1:20 – Groups change just a few large hits as issues get chippy

3:38 – Gibson fights off a redirection on a 2-on-1 that was focused 5 gap, good save!

5-on-3 ends, then Biggs comes out of the field. U.S. continues to be stable on the kill

Trocheck has a shorthanded breakaway however cannot put it dwelling. He went backhand excessive however could not rating

Bardreau, McCabe and Murphy on the PK unit for Group USA. 1:14 of 5-on-3 left

6:54 – Biggs known as for holding so now it’ll be a 5-on 3 once more for Slovakia

7:11 – Miller is named for slashing whereas he was making an attempt to achieve a free puck behind the Slovakian internet. 4-on-4 then a Slovakia energy play. Large glove save by Gibson then a whistle

Vesey hauled down and Bires goes off for tripping, however Vesey saved the puck away for an additional 10 seconds whereas stickhandling from his knees.

Biggs and Lucia on the assists. The U.S. is not backing off, they need to get as many individuals going as potential

USA 8 – SVK 2

10:00 – GOAL! Trocheck left alone in entrance of the web and he has time to deke, open up Romancik’s legs and rating 5 gap.

McCabe bats a puck out of the air and deflected it out of the zone. Bagin’s blast goes proper into the USA on Gibson’s chest. 17 seconds left till full power. Again to 5-on-4

Bardreau gloves down a puck and calmly skates it to middle ice earlier than dumping it in. He is had a powerful recreation to this point.

12:42 – Trouba, Miller, Sieloff and Barber on the kill. Barber known as for tripping so it is one other 5-on-3 PK, the U.S. has had not less than one in each recreation this match.

Dano comes out of the field and fights off Reilly to take a shot on Gibson. The goalie made the save however Reilly is named for holding. Again on the PK

USA 7 – SVK 2

13:44 – GOAL! Trocheck was lurking within the excessive slot and Gaudreau returned a go to his linemate and Trocheck sniped the aim dwelling. Gaudreau resides as much as his large recreation repute.

14:39 – Dano punched Kuraly within the face and takes a roughing penalty so the U.S. goes again to work on the benefit

Gaudreau’s aim is a giant one, it re-establishes a 4 aim lead and snuffs out the momentum Slovakia had gained from the lengthy powerplay.

USA 6 – SVK 2

15:05 – GOAL! Gaudreau walks in and walks by the defender and flicks a backhand throughout the goaltender to beat him beneath the arm. Slick aim, his second of the sport.

Energy play ends

Trouba shot leaves a giant rebound however nobody there to complete the play. Remaining minute of PP.

16:52 – Now it is the U.S. with their second powerplay. Holding name on Matis for harassing Reilly on the U.S. blue line

Full power. Escaping with just one aim given up was a great outcome

Biggs with a golden likelihood shorthanded however he one way or the other misses the open internet with Romanick caught out of place

Icing name on Slovakia. 1:20 left to kill

20:00 It is Pietila, mcCabe, Bardreau and Murphy on the PK

USA led pictures 18-13 that interval. They’ve 1:51 left to kill on the Gostisbehere slashing main. I had a second have a look at the penalty, unsure if it was a serious but it surely was unecessary. it was away from the puck and going to be known as each time.

A minute and 51 seconds left within the energy play for Slovakia when the second interval begins. The foremost penalty towards Gostisbehere was puzzling, but in addition could possibly be an issue for the U.S. lacking one in every of it is play makers.

Again in a bit of to reply any questions and replace stats.

Finish of First Interval: USA 5 – SVK 2

Trouba blocks a shot with 30 seconds left! He is had an awesome match

Off the crossbar! Shut name. Gibson regarded behind him

Nonetheless 3 minutes of energy play for Slovakia

USA 5 – SVK 2

1:25 – GOAL – Shot from the purpose got here in and there was a scramble for the rebound, with Gibson on the ice the puck got here free along with the web to Mraz who buried it.

The PK has been sturdy all through the match for the U.S. and it’ll be known as on in a giant means right here.

3:10 – Penalty coming to Gostisbehere and a 5 minute energy play for Slovakia. I did not see something that severe. They’re calling it a slashing penalty. Wow

The U.S. has had the beginning it needed, apart from the breakaway aim. They knew the Slovaks had counter punch energy however have been fixed with their strain, chasing Nagy early.

USA 5 – SVK 1

6:10 – GOAL! Powerplay aim. Some shoddy passing within the U.S. finish that just about ended up shorthanded turns again the opposite means shortly with Kuraly main the cost. The puck got here flying in from the boards and a rebound off of Romancik touched Kuraly after which was tapped in by Trouba, his fourth aim of the match.

6:38 – Tripping on Slovakia’s star Marko Dano and the U.S. powerplay goes to work with Galchenyuk, Kuraly and Barber

One other defenseman finds the again of the web for the U.S., effectively really the puck rolled over the road and stopped, but it surely nonetheless counts. Reilly had a giant smile on his face after the aim, he is aware of it was a fortunate bounce, however given what number of unfortunate ones the Individuals have had this match, it is good to see one go the Yanks’ means.

USA 4 – SVK 1

8:14 – GOAL! Reilly bats at a fluttering puck and will get sufficient on it to deflect off of the again (I feel) of Romancik and into the web.

Trouba with two hits within the D zone to interrupt up the play. Then Gaudreau’s shot goes into the Slovakian crest and is saved on the opposite finish.

10:05 – Good glove save on Hartman by Romancik who steps in to the center of a feverish U.S. assault.

Slovakia swaps goaltenders after the Gaudreau aim. He is one of many gamers the U.S. desires to get going so Housley needs to be comfortable to see him find yourself on the aim column.

USA 3 – SVK 1

11:00 – GOAL! Gostisbehere shoots from the purpose and Gaudreau is there to choose up the rebound and backhand it previous Nagy

12:00 – Galchenyuk, Kuraly and Barber placed on a present biking within the offensive zone. Excellent effort by a line that should discover objectives once more after main the U.S. towards Germany

Hartman makes an enormous hit on the Slovakian bench. No penalty known as regardless that Slovakia needed one

Defensemen proceed to pile within the objectives. He is the fourth defenseman to attain a aim for Group USA.

USA 2 – SVK 1

14:50 – GOAL! The captain takes an awesome feed from Vesey from the purpose because the defenseman snuck in and he flicked the backhand quick aspect over the blocker. Slick aim and an enormous momentum changer.

That aim was precisely what Slovakia desires to do, they gained a attract their very own zone and Matis caught the protection napping as he streaked down the center. Turnovers are hurting the U.S.

Wow, identical to that we’re again to tied.

USA 1 – SVK 1

15:41 – GOAL. A protracted go to Matis makes it by for a breakaway and he beats Gibson stick aspect to the publish on a wrister from the slot.

15:55 – GOAL! Proper after an enormous save by Gibson off the turnover, Hartman hits Pietala with a go and he relays the lengthy feed to Bardreau for the breakaway and he roofs the puck over Nagy’s glove to present the U.S. the early lead

A bouncing puck within the U.S. zone that saved discovering Slovakia gamers sticks finally ends up shot simply huge of the highest of the web by Gibson. dodged a bullet, then one other turnover and virtually aim

18:00 – Icing towards Slovakia, Housley sends out a recent line to counter. It is Jones, Sieloff, Biggs, Lucia, Trocheck and Lucia

Galchenyuk wrister makes it by however is saved by Nagy, then he flicks a backhand from an odd angle and it is gloved. Galchenyuk exhibits some early pop to his recreation

Shot wristed in by Bardreau sticked out of play by Nagy

20:00 – Housley sends out Hartman, Bardreau and Pietila to begin with Jones and McCabe at protection. USA loses the opening draw

Right here we go! Sparse crowd to this point on New Yr’s Eve afternoon, however then once more the crowds have are available slowly every recreation to this point. The U.S. is whooping it up and appears able to get the win.

I ran the sport weblog in Ottawa in 2009 when the U.S. misplaced to Slovakia within the quarterfinals. The Individuals ran right into a sizzling goaltender that recreation and Slovakia most likely charges it has the blueprint to win the sport. They may attempt to maintain it shut for so long as potential and wait to counter punch. Anticipate well timed aggressiveness that may assault with the intent of making a turnover and odd-man rush. The longer this stays tied or inside 2 objectives the higher for Slovakia.

For the U.S., a quick begin couldn’t solely assist open up the Slovakian protection, it may be the spark they’ve waited for on offense. If the Individuals can seize an early lead count on them to maintain urgent to get the forwards in a groove.

10 minutes till puck drop. Yesterday the followers cheered for the U.S. towards Canada, however it is going to be fascinating to see what they do right this moment towards Slovakia.

Warmups come to an finish. Now the 20 minute countdown till puck drop. What’s your prediction for the sport? Remark within the space to the best.

In aim for Group USA can be John Gibson, who has been stellar to this point. He is exceptionally calm in internet and when Canada had odd-man rushes and breakaways yesterday, his management served him effectively.

Slovakia counters with Adam Nagy, who has been the important thing to Slovakia hanging near Russia and Canada. He has seen an enormous quantity of pictures and can see much more right this moment for positive. Group USA is raring to interrupt its scoring stoop and irrespective of what will shoot, shoot, shoot … then shoot once more.

Slovakia’s Marko Dano is the primary risk, however do not overlook his linemate underage (Below-18) Martin Reway, who was very sturdy towards Russia on opening evening and creates a ton of alternatives for Dano and others.

Groups are on the ice for warmups. The defensemen are taking part in catch like normal with their new d-partners.

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40 minutes till puck drop …

Coach Phil Housley is searching for an offensive spark and has shuffled issues round a bit.

New defensive pairs: Murphy/Reilly, Trouba/Gostisbehere, Jones/McCabe, Sieloff is the seventh defenseman

These new pairs appear to be set as much as permit a powerful defender to pair up with a accomplice who can spur the offense, particularly with Jones/McCabe. McCabe has been rock stable on protection and this permits the gifted Jones to spark the push the opposite means with an at dwelling defenseman as his accomplice.

Ahead strains: Kuraly/Galchenyuk/Barber, Miller/Gaudreau/Vesey, Lucia/Biggs/Trocheck, Bardreau/Pietila/Hartman, Grimaldi because the thirteenth ahead

Hosley reunites the Kuraly/Galchenyuk/Barber line that dominated recreation 1. Jim Vesey continues to play his means into extra minutes and can now have an opportunity to assist ignite Miller and Gaudreau into the aim column towards Slovakia.

We’re one hour from recreation time. There are some line adjustments for Group USA. We’ll be again quickly to provide the full breakdown and put together for the massive recreation towards Slovakia.

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